Two well know mountain bikers of the Western Cape who have taken part in numerous events over the years, including the toughest of them all, the ABSA Cape Epic mountain race, have decided that this year they will be riding the Epic for Christine Revell Children’s Home.
Nick van Zyl and Pieter Swart are committed mountain bikers: in recent years they rode the Wine to Whales and the Trans Baviaans. They regularly participate in the Argus Mountain Bike race and the Argus road race (a handy training ride for the Epic!).
This year’s Epic will be their third. The race takes place over 8 days from the 17th to the 24th of March and covers a distance of 698km with 15 650m of vertical climbing. Based on their past performances they will be very much middle of the pack – remember these amateurs are competing against professionals from across the world!
Why the Epic and why Christine Revell
The road to the Epic takes much sacrifice and serious commitment – literally, blood, sweat (buckets full!) and tears. Participating in the Epic costs money – serious money; it costs time – hours and hours, weeks and months in the saddle, on the road and in the mountains.
The up-side is the exhilaration of doing something very few people are ever fortunate enough to do… to have the privilege to be able to follow a dream.
That is why Nick and Pieter find it important that all the effort should contribute to something bigger than the event itself – to make a difference for longer than the eight days in March – to help someone vulnerable – to help someone who really needs help. This is the goal that keeps them going. It’s a goal greater than they themselves – a goal that will make a life changing difference to a child.
Surely it is worth supporting this formidable team doing it all for Christine Revell!
- Your support can either be in the form of a sponsorship of a fixed amount per kilometer that the riders complete or a lump sum contribution.
- All donations go to Christine Revell Children’s Home – except for normal bank charges. The riders and their families cover the costs of participating in the race. After the race the riders will send the final accounting to everyone who contributed.
SEND A PLEDGE TO: email@example.com
MAKE A DONATION TO:
Bank: First National Bank of Southern Africa
Bank Account Name: CRCH Epic Fund
Account Number: 62384164647
Branch Code: 250655
SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
Please use your name & surname as a reference.
Do send a mail to the above address, and we’ll put you on the mailing list and keep you up to date with the progress of the riders: pictures, on the spot reports and personal commentaries; we will try and put you as close to the race as we can via Facebook (more details later…) Twitter and update SMS’s.
Thank you for making our adventures worthwhile…